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Comment: Re:This study allows writing a hypothesis (Score 1) 588

by ameen.ross (#47832837) Attached to: Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

I didn't mean to imply health from BMI, but rather the general mass to height ratio

Of course I meant "health" in the context of obesity. What I'm saying is that it's not accurate determine whether someone is overweight even a little bit. See here for some citations:, one in particular stands out: "Mathematician Keith Devlin and the restaurant industry association Center for Consumer Freedom argue that the error in the BMI is significant and so pervasive that it is not generally useful in evaluation of health."

You're saying this study does not understand the mechanics and science of nutrition. I'm taking that to mean that the study was actually designed badly or unscientifically. I think it's hard to draw such a conclusion from just the fact that some information you're curious about is not mentioned in the abstract. You'd need to read the entire study. However, I do know that there is more science supporting this study. I'll just leave this here:

Comment: Re:A change in diet - from what? (Score 1) 588

by ameen.ross (#47814763) Attached to: Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

Well, you have to look at my point in the context of the parent post, but I digress.

What exactly is nutritious, and what isn't? It's way more complex than you think. For example, in the case of sugar, which actually is an essential source of energy for the body, it can be quite unhealthy when consumed in the wrong way. Fructose, in particular, just gets stored in the liver if there is no fiber around to help properly digest it. When it accumulates in the liver, it starts causing all sorts of health problems, including metabolic disorders. Here's a recommendation:

Comment: Re:This study allows writing a hypothesis (Score 1) 588

by ameen.ross (#47814727) Attached to: Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study


I stopped reading there. The usage of BMI as a benchmark for an individual's health is the worst thing that ever happened to obese and underweight people. It has received lots of criticism, and rightfully so.

My mother-in-law actually had expensive stomach surgery (they assured her it was reversible, too) for being obese and has now lost a lot of weight. I actually tried to talk her out of that surgery, insisting she changed her diet instead. In particular, I insisted she cut down on sugar, unless the sugar came with lots of fiber. Eventually, she lost a lot of weight, but not after receiving very practical help and information on actually improving her diet! Numerous people in the same batch as her actually never lost weight at all. And excuse me for thinking that obesity is a huge international health problem. As such, I think such studies (even if slightly "quick and dirty") are badly needed. You can't solve the problem overnight, anyway.

Comment: Re:Good. (Score 0) 191

by ameen.ross (#47661129) Attached to: Reversible Type-C USB Connector Ready For Production

Sure, reversible connectors are nice and all, but it's being overrated IMO. I really honestly never understood why people have a problem trying to blindly insert the connector. What I've always done is feel the sides of the connector to find out where the little barbs are. All devices I have owned so far require the barbs to face down when inserting the micro C connector.

I did basically the same thing in the good ol' mini B days, except I would feel the short sides to find out its orientation.

Comment: Re:Radicalization (Score 1) 868

by ameen.ross (#47564377) Attached to: Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

They go out of their way to try to warn civilians through various, creative means.

Which grants the people of Gaza little consolation for their civilian casualties, who for various reasons, are either unable to leave/a> or are deliberately targeted despite trying to flee. Not to mention that the survivors will have lost all of their belongings. Those warnings are essentially of zero use to the Palestinians, they are only useful for the apologists of Israel's PR machine.

There is actually plenty of evidence of deliberate targeting of civilians by the IDF. Take a look at this video for example, which shows a civilian being deliberately taken out by a sniper:

1 1 was a race-horse, 2 2 was 1 2. When 1 1 1 1 race, 2 2 1 1 2.